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About Leslie Armstrong

Leslie Armstrong began as Editor on the NCC's site when the website began in 2008. She reports, reviews, and interviews country music artists from Nashville, TN.

Parmalee hosts party at Top Golf to celebrate their “Party Pack”

Stoney Creek Records’ platinum-selling band, Parmalee, today releases its brand new Party Pack, a summer-ready sixer of songs. Available for download everywhere, the EP is a compilation of Parmalee’s most rebel-rousing party songs, including the band’s scorching new single, “Hotdamalama,” which is at country radio now.   In advance of its radio release, the music [...]

By |April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

New Biography of Johnny Cash to explore his music

There have been many books written about Johnny Cash, but The Man in Song: A Discographic Biography of Johnny Cash (University of Arkansas Press), is the first to examine Cash's incredible life through the lens of the songs he wrote and recorded. The book is slated for release on Monday, April 16.   Music journalist and historian John Alexander has drawn on decades [...]

By |April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Diamond Rio celebrated 20th Anniversary as Opry Member

Photo by Chris Hollo Legendary country group Diamond Rio celebrated its milestone 20th Anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member with an appearance on the Opry Friday night at the Grand Ole Opry House. Diamond Rio was inducted into the Opry family on April 18, 1998 becoming the first group since The Whites, who joined [...]

By |April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Trent Harmon’s new album is available for pre-order

Photo Credit: Big Machine Records In anticipation of its release on May 18, Trent Harmon’s debut album YOU GOT ‘EM ALL (Big Machine Records) is now available for pre-order everywhere digitally. Get it here https://TrentHarmon.lnk.to/YGEAPR. Spending the last two years exploring his songwriting acumen, Trent co-wrote eight of the 11 offerings, including the hit title track. YOU GOT ‘EM ALL was recorded in Nashville alongside producers Jimmy Robbins and [...]

By |April 22nd, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Michael Ray gives more details on his album ‘Amos’

When Michael Ray re-entered the studio to begin recording his sophomore album, Amos, he felt it was going to be special. The album is named after Ray’s grandfather, who passed away just two months prior to Ray’s debut on the Grand Ole Opry. It was Amos who inspired Ray’s passion for music, inviting him to play with the [...]

By |April 22nd, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Dierks Bentley performs new music on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and talks new album “The Mountain”

Dierks Bentley performed his current single "Woman, Amen" and the new album titled track "The Mountain" on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Thursday (04/18) night.   On Friday night (04/19), the Recording Academy GRAMMY Museum L.A. Live - "An Evening with Dierks Bentley”  was FB Livestreamed and hosted by Grammy Museum executive director Scott Goldman. Dierks discussed in-depth details surrounding his new [...]

By |April 22nd, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Kenny Chesney draws in over 55,000 at Tampa

Eight songs into Kenny Chesney’s no-holds-barred set at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium, the East Tennessee songwriter/superstar finally paused for a moment, ran his hands down the legs of his jeans and told the at-capacity crowd, “I got asked every day, ‘Why Tampa?’ All you gotta' do is listen to this…” When the shrieking subsided, he then said [...]

By |April 22nd, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Brett Young to perform his new single “Mercy” on Good Morning America

Brett Young will perform his fast-rising single “Mercy,” “a favorite among his dedicated fan base” (Tennessean) Monday, April 23 on ABC’s Good Morning America in the 8:00 AM hour. The 2018 ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year this week garnered a pair of Billboard Music Award nominations for Top Country Album for his debut self-titled album (BMLG Records) and Top Country Song for his breakout [...]

By |April 21st, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Jake Owen premieres new music video for “I as Jack (You Were Diane)”

Photo credit: Nick Swift for Big Loud Records L-R: Lon Helton, Jake Owen, MacKenzie Porter, Jake Etheridge, Justin Clough Last night in the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame, Jake Owen and Big Loud Records invited fans and the music industry to be part of the premiere of Owen’s music video for [...]

CMA expands partnership with U.S. Bank and add more CMA Songwriter Series shows

The Country Music Association has expanded its partnership with U.S. Bank to launch a community building initiative that will impact four major U.S. cities through 2018. Already a presenting partner for the critically acclaimed CMA Songwriters Series, U.S. Bank will broaden its support by providing much-needed resources to music education programs across the country. Through [...]

By |April 19th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , |0 Comments